July 20, 2024

LIST: Africa’s previous female heads of state/Presidents

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Like it has not been a common practice even for the ancient African history for women to lead, however it brings up its self in some nations.

A case in Point Hassan Suluhu the new Tanzanian President becomes the 19th of this gender to be the head of state on the continent and first in East Africa.

Here we bring to you the list of all females that have ever headed African Nations.

1993-4 – Sylvie Kinigi – caretaker President of Burundi, following the killing of Melchior Ndadaye.

1996-7 – Ruth Perry – chair of Council of State after Liberia’s first civil war.

2006-18 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – elected President of Liberia.

2009 – Rose Francine Rogombé – Interim President of Gabon following the death of Omar Bongo.

2012 – Monique Ohsan-Bellepeau – Acting President of Mauritius, after the resignation of Sir Anerood Jugnauth.

2012-14 – Joyce Banda – President of Malawi, after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika.

2014-6 – Catherine Samba-Panza – transitional President of Central African Republic, elected by parliament.

2015-8 – Ameenah Gurib-Fakim – President of Mauritius, elected by parliament.

2018-present – Sahle-Work Zewde – President of Ethiopia, elected by parliament.

Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan now joins them – her term will end in 2025, following the death of president JJP Magufuli.

Source: The informer


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